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Hip-hop, blues, electronic and more in this week's new music

Saba feat. theMIND: SIRENS “SIRENS,” the second half of the track “BUSY/SIRENS” from Saba’s album Care for Me, is a poignant portrayal of misaccused black men. “Riding through the city / I’m young, I’m black, I’m guilty / I know one time wanna kill / They don’t know me but they fear me,” he begins his first verse. With cutting cadence, Saba tackles topics ranging from police …

Slenderbodies: King

“King” is a smoky, danceable track from Slenderbodies, an Avant Garden-signed duo comprised of Max Vehuni and Benji Cormack. With a groovy bass line and exasperated vocals, the tune is fit for a dark bar or a bedroom dance party. It’s an ode to women; highlighting the empowering solace they provide and the wisdom they bestow, “King” feels good and bears poignant irony in its title.